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Developed as a sustainability education destination, the Saint Paul EcoDistrict is the only place in the United States where visitors can explore nine solar installations, district energy, heat recovery, combined heat and power, composting programs, and other renewable energy and advanced technology solutions. This showcase is a 4-block district right in the heart of downtown Saint Paul overlooking the Mississippi River. The partners have worked together to develop projects and programs that support renewable energy, energy conservation, and waste reduction and create tools so visitors can learn more about how these work in our community. It is best experienced as a walking tour, so a website is under development to enrich the experience for kids of all ages. Additional curriculum for school-age students is under development. Partners include the City of Saint Paul, District Energy St. Paul, the Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul RiverCentre and Xcel Energy Center, and Visit Saint Paul.